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Clinical Professor, Medicine - Primary Care and Population Health
Current Research and Scholarly InterestsIn the Philippines where hypertension and prehypertension are prevalent and medication not affordable, we are looking into prevention of hypertension through education and lifestyle modification as a practical alternatives.
Assistant Professor of Medicine (Primary Care and Population Health) and, by courtesy, of Epidemiology and Population Health
BioPascal Geldsetzer is an Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of Primary Care and Population Health. He has been a study coordinator and postdoctoral research fellow with the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health in Tanzania and Eswatini, completed the Young Professionals Program of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) in Namibia, and was a German National Merit Scholar.
Linda N. Geng, MD, PhD
Clinical Assistant Professor, Medicine - Primary Care and Population Health
Current Research and Scholarly InterestsMy scholarly interests are focused on defining, studying, and improving patients' diagnostic journeys. What prolongs the journey to the correct diagnosis and how can we shorten it? With this question in mind, we are exploring crowdsourcing, informatics/AI, health data visualization, and advanced laboratory testing as ways to help tackle the toughest cases in medicine-- complex, rare, and mystery conditions.
With the COVID pandemic, the puzzling and complex illness of post-acute COVID-19 syndrome (PACS) or long COVID came to light. Together with a multidisciplinary group of physicians and researchers, we launched a program here at Stanford to advance the care and understanding of PACS. Our goal is to better understand the natural history, clinical symptomatology, immunological response, risk factors, and subgroup stratification for PACS. We are also actively assessing management strategies that may be effective for heterogeneous PACS symptoms.
Karleen Frances Giannitrapani
Instructor (Affiliated) [Vapahcs], Primary Care and Population Health
Staff, Primary Care and Population Health
BioKarleen Giannitrapani PhD MPH, is an Instructor in the Division of Primary Care and Population Health at Stanford University School of Medicine. As a Core Investigator at the Center for Innovation to Implementation (Ci2i) in the VA Palo Alto Health Care System she is the Principal Investigator of an effort to facilitate the role of employee occupational health during the Covid Pandemic. She is also a co-investigator and methods lead on multiple ongoing studies representing over 25 Million dollars of VA funding. Since 2018, she is the Associate Director of the VA Quality Improvement Resource Center (QuIRC) for Palliative care, one of three centers supporting Veterans Affairs Geriatrics and Extended Care nationally where she focuses on improving the processes that interdisciplinary teams can leverage to improve pain and symptom management among high-risk high-need patients. Her expertise includes organizational behavior, building teams, healthcare team functioning, implementation science, mixed methods-research, quality improvement, chronic pain, palliative care, and global health.
Associate Director, Quality Improvement Resource Center for Palliative Care (2018-Present)
Investigator, Center for Innovation to Implementation -Ci2i (2016-Present)
PhD, University of California Los Angeles, Health Policy and Management (2015)
MPH, University of California Los Angeles, Community Health Sciences (2010)
MA, University of California Los Angeles, African Studies (2010)
BA, Boston University, Anthropology and Religion (2006)